Raise your students’ awareness of Matariki!
Participate in the OurSpace role models project!
This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with Belonging, Contribution, Communication, and Exploration (Te Whāriki), as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages (NZC).
The unit provides you with up-to-date content knowledge and practical classroom activities. You will find a range of age-appropriate activities that you can choose from to support each lesson.
The final activity asks your group to participate in a nationwide collaborative project – the collection of images of New Zealand role models that will be displayed at Te Papa through OurSpace!
Handy Māori vocab lists are included so you can extend your students’ reo Māori.
Download the Matariki education resource 2013 (PDF, 1.42MB)
Tangohia mai i nga rauemi ako mo Matariki (PDF, 1.91MB)
Roles models on OurSpace
Check out the progress of our 2013 Matariki project by typing 'role models' into the search bar of the OurSpace website!